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The Takeaway

Ada Lovelace Reborn in Graphic Novel

Monday, April 20, 2015

Mathematician Ada Lovelace never got to complete her life's work, the "Analytical Engine," but her story is being revived in a new graphic novel, with a more happy ending.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Art Spiegelman and Phillip Johnston's New Collaboration

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The multi-award winning artist Art Spiegelman and critically acclaimed jazz composer Phillip Johnston talk about their collaboration, “Wordless!”

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Your Tattoo's Thousand Words

Friday, October 17, 2014

Since a picture is worth a thousand words, how do you tell the story of a tattoo?  

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The Longest Shortest Time

How to Be a Pregnant Butch

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

When graphic novel artist A.K. Summers got pregnant, she started to feel uncomfortably feminine. A.K. chronicled her "nine months spent in drag" in her graphic memoir Pregnant Butch.

The Brian Lehrer Show

An Illustrated Contrarian U.S. History Book

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Ilan Stavans, Lewis-Sebring Professor of Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College, discusses his new graphic novel, A Most Imperfect Union: A Contrarian History Of The United States, an examination of U.S. history from a contrarian's perspective.

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Studio 360

The Green Turtle Rises

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang revives a mysterious figure from the Golden Age of comics — the first Asian-American superhero.

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The Takeaway

Humor in Dark Places: The Comedy of Cancer

Friday, November 23, 2012

Author and designer Kaylin Andres tackles cancer as comedy in her new comic book, "Terminally 'Illin." At the age of 23, Kaylin was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer that usually affects young children. In the midst of chemo and radiation, comedy became her coping mechanism.

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The Takeaway

Humor in Dark Places: The Comedy of Cancer

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

In the past few years, cancer – a subject once relegated to medical journals and hospital corridors – has become a recurring character on the comedy scene. Larry David tackled the subject in Season 7 of Curb Your Enthusiasm. Seth Rogan and Joseph Gordon-Levitt traded cancer jokes in the 2011 film 50/50. Kaylin Andres continues this tradition in her new comic book, Terminally 'Illin. At the age of 23, Kaylin was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer that usually affects young children. In the midst of chemo and radiation, comedy became her coping mechanism. 

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The Takeaway

The Economics of Health Care Reform

Monday, March 26, 2012

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is now in the Supreme Court's hands, but it seems that the health care reforms then-Governor Mitt Romney implemented in Massachusetts will continue to haunt the GOP contender for the remainder of the campaign. MIT economist Jonathan Gruber joins us to discuss the economics of health care reform, in Massachusetts and on the national level. Professor Gruber also penned a graphic novel on the subject, titled "Health Care Reform: What It Is, Why It's Necessary, How It Works."

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Daniel Clowes and Seth on Cartooning

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Daniel Clowes and Seth talk about their work as cartoonists and illustrators. Clowes created the iconic comic book series Eightball and of the graphic novels Wilson, Ghost World, David Boring, and Ice Haven; and his latest book is The Death-Ray. Seth is the cartoonist of is the cartoonist of Clyde Fans; Wimbledon Green; George Sprott; and Vernacular Drawings; among others, and his latest is The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists, the companion to Wimbledon Green.

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Features

Stacked Up Videos: Old-School Comic Artists Weigh in on the Anne Frank Story

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Veteran comic book authors Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colon combine their love of journalism and comics in graphic novels, the latest of which is "Anne Frank: The Graphic Biography."

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Studio 360

Kyle Baker's Nat Turner

Friday, August 15, 2008

As a kid, Kyle Baker was obsessed with comic books and built a career in kids’ animation working on shows like Looney Toons and Rugrats. Baker’s new book, Nat Turner, is the furthest thing from kid stuff. It’s a graphic retelling of the violent 1831 ...

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Studio 360

Kalooki Nights

Friday, March 30, 2007

Kurt Andersen talks to Howard Jacobson about his new darkly comic novel Kalooki Nights. Jacobson, also a columnist for the London daily The Independent, says the novel is not unlike his own childhood, growing up Jewish in a postwar British suburb.

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Studio 360

Art School Confidential

Friday, May 12, 2006

Comic book artist Dan Clowes and filmmaker Terry Zwigoff have brought their endearing misanthropy twice to the big screen-first in 2001 with Ghost World and now with the new film Art School Confidential. Zwigoff and Clowes curb their enthusiasm with Kurt ...

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Studio 360

Phoebe Gloeckner

Saturday, July 30, 2005

Phoebe Gloeckner is a medical illustrator, but she also writes graphic novels. Gloeckner's stories are autobiographical, and feature disturbing content like childhood sexual abuse. She tells her stories through eyes of a girl named Minnie. One day last year, a boy checked out Gloeckner’s A ...

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Studio 360

Comic Book Artist Gary Panter on Toys

Saturday, December 28, 2002

Kurt Andersen and Gary Panter talk about the inspired and sneaky ways artists use toys to create. 

Panter is a comic book artist and toy devotee. Best known for his witty set design for television's Pee-wee's Playhouse, Panter's punk comic book hero Jimbo has been a cult favorite for decades. His ...

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Studio 360

Comic Book Artist Gary Panter on Toys

Saturday, July 06, 2002

Kurt Andersen and Gary Panter talk about the inspired and sneaky ways artists use toys to create. 

Panter is a comic book artist and toy devotee. Best known for his witty set design for television's Pee-wee's Playhouse, Panter's punk comic book hero Jimbo has been a cult favorite for decades. ...

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